At the heart of who we are is our name, Holy Union

We express this union first of all by being one with ourselves. We strive to bring this union to our world by working among different cultures, ethnic groups, the deprived and marginalized. We strive to respect and care for the earth.

The Holy Union Sisters are an international congregation of Catholic women religious who minister today on four continents. We wear a cross with the Latin words, Sancta Unio inscribed on the front, as a symbol of our internationality. It reminds us of the desire of our founder, Jean Baptiste Debrabant, who in a letter to the sisters in 1842, wrote of the special significance of our name: “You have received that name only that you may form all together a union of heart, mind and affection in Jesus and Mary.”

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We want to help you reconnect with a Holy Union Sister whom you had as a teacher, worked with in parish ministry, or simply knew…

Dorothy Vaill Fund

Applications to the Dorothy Vaill Memorial Fund for the 2019 academic year are now available. In order to be considered for 2019, applications must be postmarked by February 15th, 2019. Award recipients will be notified in mid-April.

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Happy 100th Birthday, Sr. Laurette!

Happy 100th Birthday, Sr. Laurette!

We gathered at Clifton Rehabilitation Center and Nursing Home on Saturday, September 24th to celebrate the 100th birthday of Sr. Laurette DeChamplain!

Our Jubilarian Celebration for 2022

Our Jubilarian Celebration for 2022

On August 26, 2022 we gathered to celebrate Mass in honor of our seven Jubilarians for 2022.  Our Jubilarians included Sr. Ruth Beaudoin (75 years), Sr. Joan Guertin (70 years), Sr. Cecile Mousseau (70 years), Sr. Mary Bridget McGettigan (70 years), Sr. Mary Catherine Burns (65 years), Sr. Jane Newcomb (65 years) and Sr. Lorraine Sirois (65 years). 

Our Annual Assembly for 2022 in Warwick, RI

Our Annual Assembly for 2022 in Warwick, RI

Our annual Assembly was held the last week of July 2022 in Warwick, RI. Our Assembly was a hybrid this year with Sisters and Associates gathering in person and via Zoom.

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World Day of Migrants and Refugees

World Day of Migrants and Refugees

Justice and Peace Issues Sept. 25 World Day of Migrants & Refugees WORLD DAY of MIGRANTS & REFUGEESBACKGROUND:The Church has celebrated the Day for Migrants and Refugees since 1914, a few months before the start of the 1st World War. In the...

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